Creating Positive Stories Is More Important Than Ever!


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As I have written, ranted and raved about repeatedly, I believe that in today’s personalization economy, people crave personalized, authentic and hassle free interactions.

As a result of the explosion of social media, stories have a more powerful ripple effect than ever in history.

Service and the perceptions around the experiences are unique because they are engineered, produced, consumed and evaluated simultaneously.

In every interaction there are only three potential outcomes:

1. A negative story – “How was Joe’s?”

“Joe’s diner is so bad you should eat anywhere BUT there!”

2. No story – “How was Joe’s?”

“Eh, no better or no worse than the competition.”

3. A positive story – “How was Joe’s?”

“Oh my gosh! That place was unbelievable. The milkshakes had real ice cream! I felt like I was going back in time. What a great experience!”

It is obvious that two out of the three possible outcomes are negative. and the third story is what we are all after. Net Promoters!

Stories today can have a dramatic affect on everything from a product, a brand, a company, a politician and even governments and their leaders.

It is important to remember that if you want to change your stories, you first have to change the experiences.

If you want to create experiences that are positively better, one thing I know for sure is those interactions and experiences better be personalized, authentic, fast, fun and hassle free.

When you do that, the stories that are told about you, your company, your product and your service are the ones that will bring others.

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Republished with author’s permission from original post.

Peter Psichogios
Peter Psichogios is the President of CSI International Performance Group whose mission is to help companies create engaging employee and customer experiences. Prior to joining CSI International Peter served as an executive member of one of the largest Instructional System Association companies in the world. In this capacity, he led all the front-end analysis and worked directly with Dr. Ken Blanchard. Peter has been fortunate to work with the who's who of the Fortune 500, helping them deliver innovative learning, engagement and recognition solutions.


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